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Horace WalpoleThe Castle of Otranto (October 6, 2008)

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LibriVox recording of The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole. Read by Great Plains.

The Castle of Otranto is a 1764 novel by Horace Walpole. It is generally held to be the first gothic novel, initiating a literary genre which would become extremely popular in the later 18th century and early 19th century. Thus, Castle, and Walpole by extension is arguably the forerunner to such authors as Ann Radcliffe, Bram Stoker, Daphne du Maurier, and Stephen King. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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M4B audiobook of Complete Book

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It also belongs to collections: Audio Books & Poetry; Community Audio

Artist/Composer: Horace Walpole
Date: 2008-10-06
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; walpole; gothic

Creative Commons license: Public Domain

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Reviewer: Rare Clones - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - November 5, 2009
Subject: party like it's 1764
The reader clearly had a great time with this venerable gothic novel, creating different voices for all the characters, and even adding a few "dark and stormy night" sound effects between segments. He gave his reading a hint of Monty Python or Blackadder type humor, which is appropriate for an over the top tale of mysterious apparitions, dire prophecies and dastardly deeds.

Reviewer: fennec_the_limerant - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - April 21, 2009
Subject: Great Plains
I love this story, and your reading of it made me enjoy it a thousand times more than I ever would have before. I loved your voices a great deal! Thank you! :)

Reviewer: Edgar&Ellen - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - October 21, 2008
Subject: First of the Goths
This is considered the first gothic novel. It may not be the best one, but I found it entertaining and educational, because this is where many gothic writers got their ideas. The reader for this, Great Plains, does a fantastic job, and the main reason I’m giving this a five. Thank you, Great Plains and other readers for your hard work.